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Google Invests $100 Million to Make Solar Panels More Affordable for American Homeowners

Google recently announced its biggest renewable energy purchase to date (and that’s saying something: the company has already invested $5 million in …

Boston's solar-powered benches can charge your phone

Soofas are coming to parks next week<p>Visitors at select Boston-area parks will soon be able to sit, relax, and charge their mobile devices. Dubbed "Soofas," these solar-powered benches will also disseminate location-based information such as noise, temperature, and air pollution levels through a …

Crystal Clear Solar Panels Could Turn Your iPhone Into an Energy Generator

Today’s smartphones are dominated by their screens – and researchers just unveiled a new type of 100% transparent solar panel that could turn …

Groundbreaking Energy Ball Wind Turbine for Home Power

Swedish company Home Energy recently revealed an innovative wind turbine that spins in a spherical formation. Eschewing traditional rotors for a …

Renewable Energy

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units and …

Multijunction Solar Cells Break Efficiency Records by Harvesting the Full Spectrum of Light

Engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new type of solar cell that uses multiple junctions instead of single …

Energy Harvesting Eco-leaf Shade Doubles as a Light Source at Night

The Eco-leaf is a solar shade concept that will lower your carbon footprint and brighten your living room. Eco-leaf’s unique energy harvesting design …

Solar bike lane produces enough power for three homes

The world’s first solar bike lane has been installed in The Netherlands and it is capable of producing an impressive amount of power. In fact, the …

New Nanomaterial Could be a Major Breakthrough for Concentrated Solar Power

Concentrated solar power (CSP) is set to become much more efficient – a team of researchers at UC San Diego just developed a new nanomaterial that …

Clean Energy

SunPower Buys SolarBridge To Bring All-In-One Panels To Mainstream

SunPower, the second largest U.S. solar manufacturers and always one of the most interesting to watch, announced today that it will buy SolarBridge to reduce the cost of solar through factory integration.<p>SolarBridge specializes in microinverter technology like rival Enphase Energy. The chief …